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Robinson High football standout Ruben Gonzalez orally commits to USF Bulls

TAMPA — Rangy two-way Robinson High star Ruben Gonzalez, the Knights' top receiver each of the past two seasons, has orally committed to USF after an in-home visit Wednesday night from Bulls coach Skip Holtz.

"He is a firm, firm, firm commitment," Knights coach Mike DePue said.

A 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver/safety, Gonzalez had 46 catches for 651 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, and 39 catches for 599 yards and eight touchdowns in 2009.

A week ago, USF didn't have any commitments from Hillsborough County, but it now has picked up two solid locals. Jefferson receiver Andre Davis orally committed last weekend.

ex-hawkeye convicted: Former Iowa defensive back Cedric Everson was convicted of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a 2007 sexual encounter with a woman who testified she passed out in a vacant dorm room and didn't consent. Everson faces no more than 30 days in jail when he's sentenced Feb. 25. His attorney said Everson has an offer to play for an unidentified college.

Duke: Rick Petri was named defensive line coach. He was a former assistant for coach David Cutcliffe at Mississippi.

LSU: Former Louisville and Tulsa head coach Steve Kragthorpe was named Tigers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, LSU coach Les Miles said. Kragthorpe replaces Gary Crowton, who took a similar position at Maryland. Kragthorpe, who coached at Louisville from 2007-09, will guide an offense that ranked fourth in the SEC in rushing and last in passing in 2010. "This is a great opportunity to join the coaching staff for one of the top programs in college football and to compete in a league as strong and competitive as the SEC," Kragthorpe said.

Michigan: Quarterback Tate Forcier, who helped win the first four games under since-fired coach Rich Rodriguez before slipping on the depth chart and in the classroom, is leaving the school. Forcier threw for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 20 games.

Michigan State: Joe Boisture, a redshirt freshman who was one of the nation's top quarterbacks coming out of high school, said he is transferring.

Texas: Stacy Searels is leaving Georgia to become the Longhorns' offensive line coach. He held the same job with the Bulldogs, as well as coordinator of the running game, for the past four years after four years at LSU.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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